Press Release | December 2, 2013

MEDIA ADVISORY: Release of New Study about Pollution Effects on Fish in Lake Sutton

A press conference will detail a new scientific study about the effects of pollution on fish in Lake Sutton, a popular fishing lake near Wilmington, N.C. Fish species impacted include commercially valuable bass. Pollution impacts are visible and photos in addition to the report will be available for press.

The study was prepared for the Southern Environmental Law Center on behalf of the Cape Fear Riverwatch, Sierra Club and Waterkeeper Alliance.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013, at 10 a.m.

Lake Sutton fishing pier and boat ramp, 301 Sutton Lake Rd., Wilmington, N.C. 28401

Speaker: Kemp Burdette, Cape Fear Riverkeeper

Frank Holleman, senior attorney, Southern Environmental Law Center will be available for questions.

About Cape Fear River Watch
Founded in 1993, Cape Fear River Watch works to protect and improve the water quality of the Lower Cape Fear River Basin through education, advocacy, and action.


About the Sierra Club
Sierra Club is America’s largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization. Inspired by nature, we are 2.1 million of your friends and neighbors, working together to protect our communities and the planet. Read more at

About the Waterkeeper Alliance
Founded in 1999 by environmental attorney and activist Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and several veteran Waterkeeper Organizations, Waterkeeper Alliance is a global movement of on-the-water advocates who patrol and protect over 100,000 miles of rivers, streams and coastlines in North and South America, Europe, Australia, Asia and Africa.

Are you a reporter and would like more information? Please visit our press contact page for a full list of SELC’s press contacts.

Press Contacts

Frank Holleman

Senior Attorney with a focus on litigation

Phone: 919-967-1450

Kathleen Sullivan

Senior Communications Manager (NC)

Phone: 919-945-7106
Email: [email protected]